Say hello to Little Red Reading Hood

Published on: 09 January 2018 Author: Sophie Offord

Little Red Riding Hood is a well-known fairy tale character, loved by all and instantly recognisable. But it's time to meet a new version of her – and she's obsessed with books and libraries.  

Here's a lovely twist on a fairy tale for children. Little Red Reading Hood always has her nose in a book (although she's still partial to a swanky red cape).

When she has to return a very – look away, librarians, this is going to hurt – OVERDUE book to the library, Little Red Reading Hood is warned not to stray from the path. But, of course, she does. And, of course, she meets a crafty fox. It's all feeling a little familar, she thinks – so why not try to change the ending? 

Out from 25 January, Little Red Reading Hood is by Lucy Rowland, illustrated by Ben Mantle, and published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

It will make you and your little one remember the magic of reading. See below for a sneak preview...

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Little Red Reading Hood

Lucy Rowland, Illustrated by Ben Mantle

Written in witty verse and accompanied by colourful illustrations, this wonderful contemporary tale is great to read aloud and ideal to show young children that stories have the power to take readers on all sorts of exciting, imaginative journeys.

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